Northeastern Nevada Featured Artist
Trish and Deon Reynolds
Contributed by Susanne Kaime Reese
Trish and Deon Reynolds are visual explorers of the West, particularly the Great Basin which they have called home for 15 years. They honed their photography skills through apprenticeships with renowned photographers before striking out on their own. They moved to Eureka in 2005 and opened an art gallery in a historic 1880 bank building, providing photographic services to their community. They created the photography for the magnificent coffee-table book, “NEVADA” and “Las Vegas: Portrait of a City”. Deon was appointed by Governor Sandoval as a board member of the Nevada Arts Council.
Trish and Deon began collaborating on photographic mural projects in 2016, installing large scale photographs in areas to revitalize towns and create a sense of history and place. Living in a remote, historic community gave them unique access to decaying mining sites and the evidence of their boom and bust eras. They located historic photos of the area’s culture and residents, scanned them, and printed custom fit murals which they installed in derelict buildings. They revisit the installations occasionally and photograph their aging process. The Western Folklife Center commissioned them to create and install temporary murals.
Trish is an active member of the Wild Women Artists dedicated to art and education outreach throughout the state of Nevada and is working with time lapse photography and sound recordings. They are currently living on the road exploring the natural beauty, sights and sounds of North America while documenting renewable energy and it’s impact on the land.
You can currently enjoy their photography at the California Trail Interpretive Center, featured in the Nevada Wild 2020 Exhibit, through April of this year.